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Always Dreaming competes in Saturday's Florida Derby (G1)

March 31, 2017 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

It’s a huge weekend for West Point Partners, with four horses competing in stakes races.

On Saturday, newly acquired 3-year-old Always Dreaming makes his stakes debut in the $1,000,000 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1). We all know where the next stop is if he runs well on Saturday.

The son of Bodemeister trained by Todd Pletcher romped in an allowance race on March 4 at Gulfstream and is currently eighth on Steve Haskin’s “Derby Dozen.”




Earlier in the day, two West Point runners go post ward at the Fair Grounds. Stakes winner Breaking Lucky makes his second start for us after competing in the $12,000,000 Pegasus World Cup in January at Gulfstream. He takes on a full field in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (G2).

Breaking Lucky finishing second to Gun Runner in last year’s Clark Handicap:

3-year-old filly Moonlightnmidnight faces a group of Louisiana-breds in the $75,000 Crescent City Oaks. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the Wilburn filly broke her maiden in impressive fashion going two turns earlier in the meet.

On Sunday, promising 3-year-old Reason to Soar takes on a group of Florida-breds in the $100,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Trained by George Weaver, the son of Soaring Empire was ultra impressive in his debut, racing greenly then closing from well off the pace to score at Gulfstream on February 23.

We have over 80 Partners and their family members and friends coming out to cheer their horses on at racetracks across the country this weekend. Best of luck to all of our runners!